As part of the national Welsh Museums Festival, aimed at celebrating and promoting the importance and relevance of the work and collections of museums, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery is holding a week-long display on Tourism in Tenby.
Utilising the vast collection of photographs and advertising material housed within the museum’s substantial collection of artefact and archive, the display will show the way that Tenby has developed since developing as a popular tourist resort in the 19th century. There will be photographs of busy beaches and changing business premises, material from hotels and shops and souvenir ware to show how beach holidays were celebrated and remembered. The display will go hand in hand with the existing exhibition on The Story of Tenby, which has a ten minute film on Tenby as a tourist resort.
Collections Manager Mark Lewis said, “The festival is an ideal time to celebrate two important things to Tenby – its museum, which has been serving the community since 1878, and tourism. Hopefully there will be some images of the town that many local people will not have seen before!”
The exhibition opens on Tuesday 27 October and runs until Thursday 5 November.